Taught course

River Basin Dynamics and Management with GIS

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Geography
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in geography or a related subject, eg environmental sciences or ecological sciences. Relevant work experience is viewed positively and is taken into account particularly for candidates whose first degree grade is slightly below our requirement. If you’re interested in this programme but are unsure if you have the necessary background, please get in touch with us to discuss your position.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Overview

River basins are of fundamental importance to the world’s population. Research training in water dynamics and management are demanded by both industry and academia. The University has a world-class reputation for water-related research and GIS development in an environmental context. This programme builds on that success.

Core components are river basin hydrology and basic environmental GIS. Students choosing a River Basins (RB) pathway gain advanced knowledge and skills in channel hydraulics and sediment transport, river ecology and environmental assessment. Students on a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) pathway gain advanced knowledge and skills in GIS for environment, GIS programming and digital image analysis and remote sensing.

This highly practical course advocates learning by doing and is assessed 100% by coursework. We host guest lecturers from business, industry and academia, visit work places and conduct a series of field-, laboratory- and PC-based practicals. You also have the chance to take a work placement module.

More information

The programme offers a detailed understanding of the principles of water resource management and an appreciation of the institutional and legal frameworks impacting on river basin management. You learn to formulate important research questions and design methodological approaches to answer them; and to develop quantitative analyses skills.

This programme is available part time, allowing you to combine study with other commitments. You can work to fund your studies, or gain a new qualification without giving up an existing job. We aim to be flexible in helping you to put together a part-time course structure that meets your academic goals while recognising the constraints on your study time.

Information for international students

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the Admissions Team.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

block mode
9 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
geo-tpg-enq@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 6827